…er News comments for the second hour or I’ve fallen too far down the Medium entrepreneurship hole), the Valley feels like one of those vast farms where all the pigs are bred in such proximity, and to such exacting genetic tolerances, that the barns must be kept at a constant temperature and a steady drip of antibiotics must be fed into the pigs by the industrial farmers because otherwise they’ll all get viruses and die in days. Are the farmers venture capital investors? Are the pigs in this metaphor the programmers or the product? The answer is yes! Also you need more microservices.
…s, and heading back home (windscreen again), and going to sleep with the TV screen tuned to Carson. It’s hard, as citizen of a transit-centric city where everything is, ultimately, time-shared, to imagine the GUI happening among people who travelled only by train. And it’s no surprise that Palo Alto and Mountain View are where the self-driving car is being thrust into existence.
I became less interested in the buildings and more interested in the relatively short distances between the companies — impossible to walk, often joined by giant highways, but quick trips by car. An awful lot of billion-dollar enterprises were, and are, in proximity to one another out there.